16 Hippest Albums of 2016

 


Anderson .Paak
Malibu
Neo-Soul
listen

 


Andy Shauf
 – The Party
Singer-Songwriter
listen

 


Bon Iver
22, A Million
Art Pop
listen

 


Dylan LeBlanc
Cautionary Tale
Americana
listen

 


Glass Animals
How to Be a Human Being
Indietronica
listen

 


Kanye West
The Life of Pablo
Hip Hop
listen

 


Kendrick Lamar
untitled unmastered.
Hip Hop
listen

 


Kyle Dixon & Michael Stein
– Stranger Things, Vol. 1
Synthwave
listen

 


Michael Kiwanuka
Love & Hate
Soul
listen

 


Radiohead
A Moon Shaped Pool
Art Rock
listen

 


Ryley Walker
Golden Sings That Have Been Sung
Singer-Songwriter
listen

 


Sturgill Simpson
A Sailor’s Guide to Earth
Alt-Country
listen

 


The Avalanches
Wildflower
Electronic
listen

 


Whitney
Light Upon the Lake
Indie Rock
listen

 


Wild Nothing
Life of Pause
Dream Pop
listen

 


Woods
– City Sun Eater in the River of Light
Neo-Psychedelia
listen

1996

Somehow, it’s been 20 years since 1996 – perhaps the first year I started to really listen to music. Back then, I was enrolled in several CD clubs in which I’d buy an album and then receive like eight more for free in the mail. Life was weird before the internet took over. Anyways, here are my favorite records from way back when.

Beck, Odelay
Best track: “Jack-Ass”

Dave Matthews Band, Crash
Best track: “Two Step”

Fugees, The Score
Best track: “Killing Me Softly”

Jamiroquai, Travelling Without Moving
Best track: “Virtual Insanity”

Phish, Billy Breathes
Best track: “Prince Caspian”

Sublime, Sublime
Best track: “Doin’ Time”

The Wallflowers, Bringing Down the Horse
Best track: “One Headlight”